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  • Sulebakk to replace Payan atop HBO Europe
    The head of WarnerMedia-owned HBO Europe, Hervé Payan, has stepped down from his role to be replaced by exec VP Christina Sulebakk.
  • Amazon to adapt New York Times story
    Amazon has acquired exclusive rights to a New York Times story and podcast and is developing the property into a drama series.
  • BBC Studios partners Korea's Channel A
    The production, distribution and commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC is partnering with South Korean cable network Channel A on programme development.
  • Netflix's Crown to conclude with S6
    Netflix hit The Crown will return for a sixth season after all, with creator Peter Morgan reversing his previous decision to stop after five seasons of the period drama.
  • Slim eyes September restart for Mystic
    The head of Slim Film + Television has discussed when the prodco's international drama productions Mystic and Around the World In 80 Days could start shooting again.
  • Hulu gives Ramy a third run
    NEWS BRIEF: Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has renewed its comedy-drama series Ramy for a 10-episode third season, produced by US indie A24.
  • Mediacorp pulls out of Ink at Tai Ping
    Singaporean broadcaster Mediacorp has transferred production responsibilities for drama series Ink at Tai Ping to Hong Kong’s ViuTV because of issues relating to Covid-19.
  • Sky, Sony strike new carriage deal
    European satcaster Sky and Sony Pictures Television have penned a new long-term carriage deal for Sky platforms across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
  • BBC2 to explore TV with Harry Hill
    Comedian Harry Hill is returning to UK pubcaster BBC2 with a new television review show called Harry Hill’s World of TV.
  • ViacomCBS makes Star signing
    ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth (E&Y) Group has agreed a multi-year deal with the creator of Beverly Hills 90201, Melrose Place, Sex & the City and Younger.
  • In search of paradise
    Spanish pay TV operator Movistar+ and The Mediapro Studio are teaming up for Paraíso, an ambitious youth-skewing drama set in the 1990s.
  • SBS, Canal+, Pro Plus set For Life
    SBS in Australia, Canal+ in France and Slovenia’s Pro Plus have picked up Norwegian police procedural series For Life.
  • HBO Max finds Young Love
    US streamer HBO Max has greenlit an animated series based on Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, from creator Matthew A Cheery and Sony Pictures Animation.
  • Gaumont ups Atlan, consolidates US
    French producer and distributor Gaumont has promoted Nicolas Atlan to president of its US operations, replacing head of US television Gene Stein, who has left the company.
  • UKTV commissions Bodyguard prodco
    Multichannel operator UKTV has commissioned an original six-part drama from Bodyguard and Line of Duty producer World Productions for crime network Alibi.
  • Last Kingdom still standing at Netflix
    NEWS BRIEF: Streaming giant Netflix has renewed its drama series The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories novels, for a 10-part fifth season.
  • MediaWorks CEO Anderson to depart
    The CEO of struggling New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks, Michael Anderson, has resigned after nearly four years in the post.
  • Argentinian prodcos team up for musical
    Argentinian prodcos Glowstar Media and Onceloops Media have teamed up to produce a musical dramedy.
  • Apple TV+ links with Sendak Foundation
    Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation, which supports the artistic legacy of the late author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Venezuela's RCTV unveils VoD offer
    Venezuelan broadcaster RCTV has launched its own streaming platform with more than 5,000 hours of Spanish-language content.

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